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What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

Bleeding: Cancer in these areas usually causes microscopic or visible blood in the urine. It can also cause obstruction to the outflow of urine from the kidney and cause kidney swelling (hydronephrosis). This then can also cause kidney pain in the flank area when the kidney becomes obstructed, similar to the pain from a kidney stone. If left untreated, these tumors tend to grow and metastasize. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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My 61 year old friend discovered papillary cells in his ureter and renal pelvis. Should he take afinotib after the kidney and ureter are removed?

She should be seeing: An oncologist can address your questions better.From what you have written, i suspect that your friend has cancer(?Renal-pelvis/ureter). We first need to know if this is a kidney cancer or a transistional cell cancer(tcc of the renal pelvis). Surgery is the main treatment unless there is already spread of the tumor in which case some of the drugs like you mentioned(axitinib/afinitor) may be useful. ...Read more

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Does "prominent appearance of the right renal pelvis and ureter which measures 1cm" from renal ultrasound mean anything?

Does "prominent appearance of the right renal pelvis and ureter which measures 1cm"  from renal ultrasound mean anything?

It could: When something blocks the drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder, the renal pelvis and ureter dilate or blow up like a balloon. There is a range of normal, though, and some people have a bigger renal pelvis than others. If it is just "prominent" it may be normal. The more dilated, the more likely there is a real problem. Depending on your symptoms, it may require more testing. ...Read more

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MRI of low back findings included: "prominence of the left renal pelvis and proximal ureter is again seen." Meaning? Do I need to see my urologist?

MRI of low back findings included: "prominence of the left renal pelvis and proximal ureter is again seen." Meaning? Do I need to see my urologist?

Findings: Findings on radiographic studies sometimes can be misleading. Usually there are findings that are benign and mean nothing more than there is something there without any significance. As far as seeing a urologist it would depend onto he reason for the MRI in the first place. If you were having left sided back pain it could be caused by a renal stone which could explain the MRI findings. talk tp MD ...Read more

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What is the meaning of left renal pelvis of bifid variety?

Normal variant: A bifid renal pelvis means that the collecting system in the kidney is divided into 2 sections. This is a normal variant. ...Read more

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Can renal pelvis be dislodged from the kidney and if so, what can cause this to happen?

No, clarification: Renal pelvis is part of the kidney structure - collecting system that allows the urine to passinto the ureter. So renal pelvis cannot be dislodged from the uterus. I suggest you clarify with your physician about the report. ...Read more

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How does pyelonephritis affect the renal pelvis?

How does pyelonephritis affect the renal pelvis?

Pyelonephritis: Although pyelonephritis may affect all areas of the renal parenchyma, the question addresses the pelvis. One can get papillary necrosis with some of the necrotic papillae breaking off and either obstructing the pelvis, or fragments (micro or macro) of material may appear in the urine. Radiologically there may be classic calyceal deformities seen. This usually involves both kidneys. ...Read more

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I have Tiny concretions Right kidney lower pole and left Renal pelvis. what are its effects?

I have Tiny concretions Right kidney lower pole and left Renal pelvis. what are its effects?

Usually nothing!: They may represent PRIOR infection or tiny stones. They have no significance unless they are small stones in which case they could block (obstruct) the kidney involved. Knowing they are there is the important thing. Your Primary Care Provider will determine if a consultation with a UROLOGIST is necessary Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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My baby born recently and his ultrasound report shows bilateral prominent foetal renal pelvis (right 4.8mm & left 7.8 mm). What is the risk factor?

My baby born recently and his ultrasound report shows bilateral prominent foetal renal pelvis (right 4.8mm & left 7.8 mm). What is the risk factor?

Needs followup: There is a higher risk of a urinary tract problem if the measurement is greater than 10 mm on either side. At this point the study should be repeated again after 4-6 wks and it will sometimes normalize. ...Read more

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Where is the renal pelvis located?

Kidney: it is the funnel portion of the collecting system of urine exiting the kidney and leading to the ureter ...Read more